Please remember to wear your glasses in the basement. It will minimize the screaming when one of the "speckles" on the carpet starts to "crawl" at an unnervingly terrifying velocity.
And always remember to keep a spare shoe down there so that aforementioned "speckles" may be bludgeoned to death with shock and awe.
P.S. You are deathly afraid of spiders. Remember that. SEEING them before they kill you is half the battle.